Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, Harvard finds – Telegraph

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor | July 7, 2015 Taking reusable shopping bags to the supermarket encourages people to buy chocolate and crisps because they feel they deserve a treat Canvas shopping bags might be good for the environment but they could be bad for your waistline, Harvard University has found. Researchers have discovered that a customer’s choice of shopping bag influences purchasing. And while canvas or hessian bags are more likely to encourage shoppers to choose …

Green efforts of youth gather steam – The Hindu

… final-year M.Sc. (Computer Science) student of Madurai Kamaraj University, can be seen leading a team of youngsters in bringing 15 acres of land at Kattamankottai, a village 12 km from Madurai, back to life. Wielding the farm implements along with him are K. Naveen, final-year M.Sc. (E-Media Communication) student of MKU; M. Madhan of Kadamalaikundu; K. Nagore Meeran of Bank Colony; and Vijayan Ayyasamy of Thumbaipatti. More students join them every day. All of them volunteer to work in the …

Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

From www.inquisitr.com | July 5, 2015 The past five years have seen the most growth pertaining to the demand of organic food. This is thanks to a high number of independent studies showing the negatives of conventional foods made with Science (such as GMOs). Because of this, organic food has become a viable business as well as a viable diet. The former is exampled best by the fact Costco, the second-largest wholesale retailer in the United States, has invested in organic food to the point it is …

Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule – The Globe and Mail

… combined the two and added energy-retention capabilities,” says partner-architect Igor Zacek, who co-designed the Ecocapsule with five colleagues. “It’s not rocket Science, but nobody did this before us.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule – The Globe and Mail …

GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

… are inferior, and that GMOs address the problems of drought and pestilence that lead to reduced yields, and in some cases food shortages. But the Science behind these claims is lacking, and many scientists and researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who were tasked with reviewing GMO safety and effectiveness prior to their commercial approval vocalized this. As explained in Druker’s book, the concerns of these FDA scientists were largely ignored, and GMOs were rammed …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… grows and sells our food, how it’s marketed, and what technologies were used to produce it. By selling seeds to farmers, peddling pesticides, forming corporate monopolies, and funding academic research on GMOs, agribusiness giants like Monsanto have one goal in mind: controlling the food system. The millions of people calling for labeling of GMO foods have a problem with that. Furthermore, it is disappointing to see such beloved Science advocates as Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson being …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

… photosynthesis.” There’s no word as yet on any possible commercial production or public availability of the material. The research was published in the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Science. Source: University of Southern Denmark. via Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater. …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… applies to a key gene in each area, the change is so enormous that it’s hard to even imagine right now how it will influence research in everything from health to cognitive development to farming,” Ehab Abouheif of McGill University said. Study of how environment interacts with genetics to produce growth in ants was published in the journal Nature Communications. via What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : Science : Tech Times. …

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com

… people living in the built environment,” said Despommier, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University. He’s written a book on the subject titled “The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century” and will lecture at Armstrong State University on Tuesday evening. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, Scientific American and Popular Science. The idea of vertical farming has cropped up before, but Despommier traces the beginning of …

Santos LNG expansion: Independent Expert Scientific Committee report sounds warning over Queensland coal seam gas plans – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

By environment and Science reporter Jake Sturmer – Updated Thu at 5:27pm Top experts are warning of significant scientific uncertainties arising from a massive coal seam gas expansion proposal in Queensland. The ABC has obtained a report from the Federal Government’s Independent Expert Scientific Committee, which flags a concerning lack of information in project documents and says more work needs to be done on Santos’s Gladstone LNG expansion proposal. The proposed expansion …